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2014 J/24 World Championship - Will Welles takes lead By Julie and Christopher Howell, , 2:21 AM Wed 24 Sep 2014 GMT
2014 J/24 World Championship - After a morning postponement ashore, the fleet got off two more races at the 2014 J/24 World Championship hosted by Sail Newport. Will Welles’ Cougar (USA) moved to the lead with a nine, one respectively. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Team Vestas Wind gears up in Alicante By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, , 8:05 PM Tue 23 Sep 2014 GMT
Images from Team Vestas Wind, winner of the Leg Zero on the Volvo Ocean Race as she gears up for the In Port race in Alicante, Spain on October 4. Leg 1 is due to start a week later on October 11, heading for Cape Town. The last minute entry still has a lot of work ahead in boat preparation and logistics. ...
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Bart’s Bash sets new Guinness World Record as the Largest Sailing Race By Irene Corosu, London , 6:14 PM Tue 23 Sep 2014 GMT
Bart’s Bash, the global sailing race organised by the Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation which took place on 21st September, has set the new Guinness World Record for the Largest Sailing Race (24 hours). ...
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Dutch Match Cup - The race to master a new challenge + Video By Alpari World Match Racing Tour, , 5:58 PM Tue 23 Sep 2014 GMT
Twelve teams are preparing to start racing at the inaugural Dutch Match Cup, the latest addition to the Alpari World Match Racing Tour (AWMRT). With the contest due to begin on Wednesday, today the sailors are making the most of practice in the Maxfun25 keelboats in Lelystad, less than an hour’s drive from Amsterdam. ...
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Rolex Middle Sea Race - Deadline for entries fast approaching By RMSR Race Committee, , 5:05 PM Tue 23 Sep 2014 GMT
The Organising Authority of the Rolex Middle Sea Race wishes to remind entrants to the race for 2014 that according to the Notice of Race entries must be submitted and completed by the payment of the entry fee and the submission of the required documentation by the October 3rd. ...
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Regates Royales - Trophée Panerai - Legends in numbers By Les Regates Royales, , 3:14 PM Tue 23 Sep 2014 GMT
As expected, high force five to six winds swept the Bay of Cannes on the opening day of the 36th Regates Royales - Trophée Panerai, compelling the Race Committee to abandon racing for all classes. The crews waited expectantly until the decision by the organisers at 1pm, before being able to enjoy the many social activities scheduled in the race village. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - Final checks and finishing touches + Video By Volvo Ocean Race, , 2:56 PM Tue 23 Sep 2014 GMT
In the Volvo Ocean Race Boatyard, shore crews are going through the final checks and putting the finishing touches to the seven new one-design boats. In the 1200m2 facility, specifically built for the Volvo Ocean Race fleet, the teams are racing against the clock to complete their check-ups and repairs - which must be made before the Alicante In-Port Race on October 4th. ...
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ISAF World Sailing Rankings for 22 September 2014 By ISAF, , 2:02 PM Tue 23 Sep 2014 GMT
The ISAF World Sailing Rankings for 22 September 2014 have been released. 2014 World Champion Giles Scott (GBR) rockets to the top of the Finn rankings and finally counts scores from the maximum six regattas. Previously ranked at World #14 he adds the maximum 200 points to his total and tallies a perfect line up of first place finishes to keep Sweden's Bjorn Allansson at bay at World #2. ...
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Volvo RS Feva Grand Prix and Bart’s Bash at Northampton SC By Debbie Darling, , 1:43 PM Tue 23 Sep 2014 GMT
Northampton Sailing Club hosted the RS Feva Volvo Grand Prix and Bart’s Bash event on September 20/21, with 39 competitors from around the country. The event was the final RYA UK Junior Squad selector, so added an extra pressure to some of the sailors. ...
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EFG MothEuroCup - A perfect ending to the season By Dani Rast, Brenzone, Lake Garda , 1:23 PM Tue 23 Sep 2014 GMT
The EFG MothEuroCup came to a close this weekend on beautiful Lake Garda at the Yacht Club Acquafresca. The big players were repeat top finishers from previous events: Chris Rast, Carlo De Paoli, Giovanni Galeotti and Matthias Renker. ...
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Bart's Bash - Sailing legend and crew from world's longest yacht race By Amy Martindale, , 10:02 AM Tue 23 Sep 2014 GMT
Over 130 former Clipper Round the World Yacht Race crew and skippers spanning nine race editions over 19 years were joined by renowned yachtsman and Clipper Race chairman, Sir Robin Knox-Johnston on the 24.8 mile course from Gosport on the South Coast, specially created for the Bart’s Bash event. ...
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Learning to Fly: A test ride on Stratis, the foiling SL33 By Ben Gladwell, Boating NZ, , 10:01 AM Tue 23 Sep 2014 GMT
They told me to wear a wetsuit and booties. What they should have said was: 'Wear a full diving bell with chain mail gloves. And chest armour. You are going to be riding a raging bull that flies above - and sometimes under - the water at thirty-five knots. And all you have to hang on to is a bit of netting.' ...
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J/24 Worlds - Opening day leaves two teams tied on points for lead By Julie and Christopher Howell, , 2:13 AM Tue 23 Sep 2014 GMT
2014 J/24 World Championship - Newport, Rhode Island welcomed 70 teams from around the globe with wind and waves on the first of five days at the 2014 J/24 World Championship. The top of the fleet saw some familiar names but also some fresher faces. Mark Hillman’s Sokokumaru (USA) and Vernon Robert’s Gringa DC (Chile) are tied at five points, with Hillman having the first-place advantage thanks to ...
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Régates Royales de Cannes – Trophée Panerai on the horizon By Les Regates Royales, , 4:57 PM Mon 22 Sep 2014 GMT
In less than 24 hours nearly 150 yachts will dock out the Vieux Port in Cannes for the opening day of the 36th edition of the Régates Royales de Cannes – Trophée Panerai. For the coming five days the Bay of Cannes will guarantee the traditional show, everyone has been waiting for, year after year. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - Suited, booted and ready for the start By Dongfeng Race Team, , 4:11 PM Mon 22 Sep 2014 GMT
With our hearts in our mouths we countdown the days until Charles Caudrelier and his men on Dongfeng are suited and booted ready for the start day of the Volvo Ocean Race. The team is ready to take on some of the best sailors our generation has ever seen. ...
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The game Barcelona World Race is back! By FNOB, Barcelona , 1:59 PM Mon 22 Sep 2014 GMT
It's been a long wait, but the new virtual game from the Barcelona World Race is here and it's packed with new features. In addition to the new developments, we are looking to make even more improvements, with your help. So, how can you help? ...
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RS800 Grand Prix 2014, Lymington Town SC - Report By Luke McEwen, , 10:20 AM Mon 22 Sep 2014 GMT
After waiting for two and a half hours in mostly sub-4 knot drifting conditions, including a general recall, the 800s finally got away for their first race in a light easterly with the flood tide helping. Ex-49ers Matt Humphreys and Amy Cartwright played the shifts right to cross in front of the fleet on the first beat. ...
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Bart’s Bash set to smash Guinness Record as biggest ever sailing event By Irene Corosu, London , 10:07 AM Mon 22 Sep 2014 GMT
2014 Bart's Bash - Thousands of people from around the world took part today in Bart’s Bash, a sailing race that looks set to break the Guinness World Record for the Largest Sailing Race (24 hours). Set up to remember Olympic gold medallist Andrew ‘Bart’ Simpson and to inspire the next generation of sailors, Bart’s Bash attracted over 18,000 participants of all ages and abilities ...
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Island Water World Grenada Sailing Week 2015 - Autumn leaves By Louay Habib, , 9:40 AM Mon 22 Sep 2014 GMT
There are a number of Caribbean regattas throughout the season and one of the growing regattas is Island Water World Grenada Sailing Week. Yacht racing in Grenada dates back to the 1950s but Grenada Sailing Week was only established in 2012 and has been growing in popularity ever since. 36 yachts entered last year from France, Australia, Canada, Austria, Great Britain, Spain and Caribbean Islands. ...
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2014 Finn Gold Cup - A week in images By Robert Deaves, , 9:11 AM Mon 22 Sep 2014 GMT
The Finn Gold Cup is one of the most prestigious and hard to win trophies in the world of sailing and he made it look easy. Is there anyone who can challenge him over the next two years as he continues towards his Olympic dream? Santander provided a beautiful location for the championships with fantastic sailing conditions when there was enough wind. ...
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ISAF Sailing Worlds – Aus Sailing Team video: 49er and Nacra 17 medals By Cora Zillich, , 8:57 AM Mon 22 Sep 2014 GMT
On the final day (Sunday 21 September) Olympic gold medallists Nathan Outteridge and Iain Jensen took away a bronze medal in the 49er – Men’s Skiff class in the tightest battle of the day. Jason Waterhouse and Lisa Darmanin won the first World Championship medal for Australia in the Nacra17. ...
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PWA Cold Hawaii World Cup - Historic day for Thomas Traversa By Cold Hawaii PWA World Cup, , 9:59 PM Sun 21 Sep 2014 GMT
At the start of the week we were asking if one of the previous champions would reign supreme again or if a fifth new champion in five years would be crowned, but as the end of the final day of the 2014 KIA Cold Hawaii PWA World Cup approached, everyone was left asking if anyone would be crowned champion at all. ...
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Bart's Bash - A September Regatta to remember at the Royal Southern YC By Phil Riley, , 9:08 PM Sun 21 Sep 2014 GMT
Bart's Bash added a unique element to the concluding weekend of the Royal Southern Yacht Club's 2014 Summer Series. ...
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Bart’s Bash 2014 - Images of Ben Ainslie Racing by Ingrid Abery By Ingrid Abery, , 7:09 PM Sun 21 Sep 2014 GMT
A selection of images of Ben Ainslie Racing captured by Ingrid Abery at the Queen Mary Sailing Club’s round for Bart’s Bash. ...
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ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander: French awarded IOC President's Trophy By ISAF, , 7:01 PM Sun 21 Sep 2014 GMT
The Santander 2014 ISAF Sailing World Championships have drawn to a close with the French team picking up the IOC President's Trophy. Hundreds of thousands of sailing enthusiasts, local residents, friends and family have passed through the championship venue and the closing ceremony was no different with a packed crowd watching the conclusion of the event. ...
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